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Historically accurate, but...
on 6 March 2011
I watched this after seeing The King's Speech, interested in seeing a bit more about this great royal love story. On the plus side, this film tries hard (with one or two exceptions) to be true to history. Sets and costumes are generally very good - important in a period piece. The acting isn't bad either, with the male lead at least looking like King George, which is more than can be said for Colin Firth!
Unfortunately its budget seems to have been too small to really do justice to the story. It tries to jam every interesting incident or great line in, such as the scene in which the King and Queen are inspecting somewhat unconvincing bomb damage in front of about twenty extras. It's a kind of Reader's Digest condensation in about 30 seconds of every bomb inspection the King and Queen did, and it doesn't really come off. Perhaps this is inevitable in trying to cover such a lot of ground in a short time. It's certainly worth a look, but don't expect too much.